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Old 10-06-2011, 05:44 PM
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Default Another McKnight Build

There seems to be a lot missing.

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Very nice, bk -- will be watching this one with serious interest! Nice set of zir...

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it will certainly be worth the wait......
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Love that Ziricote, and seeing Tim hard at work.
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Love that Ziricote, and seeing Tim hard at work.
+1 ...very nice wood set
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The rosette is under glue as we speak. I hope to show you what it looks like later tomorrow.
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Congrats! This is sure to be an amazing guitar. I'll be watching this thread closely!
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bk, you are in for a thrilling ride with your McKnight build! Not only does Tim work his magic out in the shop, Mary does a tremendous job of assisting with the choice of appointments, plus keeping the communications flowing. Her pictures document each step of your guitar's gestation period, and if you're like me, they add a great deal to the enjoyment of having a custom guitar built.

Love your choices, particularly the zircote. That's what I chose for mine, and I never cease to marvel at it's visual beauty. (Mine had a Brazilian inner back, so that's the wood that contributes to the guitar's tone, more than the zircote, which is damped by being somewhat in contact with chest and tummy.)

Not trying to hijack your thread, but as an encouragement, here's how the back of my McKnight turned out. LOVE it!

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wow nice
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Congratulations! I'm sure you will love what Tim and Mary create for you and that they have already made you feel like part of their family!
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Hi Phil - Thanks. I take it you have an order with the McKnights or are thinking of one.

Hi Todd - I know you're right. I know you love yours. So will you own 1.25 or 2.25 McKnights?

Thanks Scott - me too to both your comments.

Thanks Jeff!

I look forward to Mary's comments. It's amazing how much time she spends dealing with us lucky customers. Thank you!

Hi Joel - I look forward to our time.

Cotten - I can only hope that the back of my guitar is as sweet as your's is. That's simply gorgeous. It's an honor having you comment.

Thanks taz

Hi Neil - You're absolutely correct about the McKnights. I love being part of their extended guitar family.

I'm going to post some pictures of the rosette in a little bit.

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:31 AM
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Last night Mary sent me photos of Tim doing the pain-staking work of inlaying pearl in the center of my rosette.

First a channel was routed from the center of my rosette:



I doubt many prospective luthiers think about this part of the job. "Oh yeah, I need to buy dental tools ..." I'm amazed at the patience one must have for this part of the job. Thanks Tim!



I love this photo. The precision needed is obvious. I love the purfling. Great shot Mary!



I'm just blown away by the beauty of Tim's work. Bravo!



So what does Tim fill the rest of the channel with? Mary tells me it's a mixture of cocobolo sawdust with epoxy to make the paste dark.



Again, here's a shout out to Tim (and all other luthiers) - thank you for patience you have. This can't be fun.



Here's another view of an obviously yucky part of the job.



That's it for now. Thanks for giving a look.

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bk, you are in for a thrilling ride with your McKnight build! Not only does Tim work his magic out in the shop, Mary does a tremendous job of assisting with the choice of appointments, plus keeping the communications flowing. Her pictures document each step of your guitar's gestation period, and if you're like me, they add a great deal to the enjoyment of having a custom guitar built.

Love your choices, particularly the zircote. That's what I chose for mine, and I never cease to marvel at it's visual beauty. (Mine had a Brazilian inner back, so that's the wood that contributes to the guitar's tone, more than the zircote, which is damped by being somewhat in contact with chest and tummy.)

Not trying to hijack your thread, but as an encouragement, here's how the back of my McKnight turned out. LOVE it!

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The wood on that guitar is just amazing! It has a certain gem-like quality about it. Just beautiful.

OK, back to the OP's original thread....
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So what does Tim fill the rest of the channel with? Mary tells me it's a mixture of cocobolo sawdust with epoxy to make the paste dark.



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That's an allergic reaction waiting to happen! Huh Mary?


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Yep, Mary is extremely allergic to Coco so she has learned to keep her distance when it is being sanded. We had to totally rethink and revamp our vacuum system a few years ago after she came down with a severe rash and open sores. She was a mess. Once Coco is under sealer though there are no more risks for her.
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